Plateau Mont-Royal is one of the most inspiring and pleasant districts in the city. Very popular with artists, students, young professionals and French expatriates, it has a large number of good restaurants and cafés with relaxed atmospheres. From rue Saint-Denis, to Avenue du Mont-Royal to Parc Lafontaine, I offer you a short tour of the best places to eat and feel the vibrations of this charming neighbourhood!
Le Chien Fumant is an original bistro located at the corner of rue de Lanaudière and rue Gilford. You can enjoy French cuisine with an international inspiration in a warm atmosphere. With its surprising meat or seafood dishes, fresh and locally grown produce, amazing cocktails, comforting brunches, a nice wine list and its late opening, it is highly prized by the city's bon vivants.
Ma Poule Mouillée is located near Lafontaine Park. With its signature spicy sauce that is delicious and makes all the difference, this restaurant is one of the best places in town to enjoy a good Portuguese chicken. This rotisserie undoubtedly offers you the best quality/quantity/price ratio, making it a must for hangover days! Be careful, the place is quite busy
Le P'tit Plateau is a Bistro that offers specialties from the southwest of France. On the menu: Confit of duck, rillettes, foie gras, homemade smoked salmon, cassoulet... Located on Marie-Anne street at the corner of Drolet, this small, warm and friendly restaurant has built up a clientele of regulars, think about reserving in advance!
Located on Saint-Denis Street, Kinoya Izakaya offers Japanese dishes in an original setting that recalls the interior of a fishing boat or a chalet with an Asian touch. You are welcomed with the traditional Japanese greeting and you can enjoy tasty, fresh and innovative dishes to share: fish, meat, salads... always nicely presented and perfectly seasoned. The menu also offers a fine selection of sake. Irasshaimase!
Also on Saint-Denis Street, the Chasse Galerie offers a creative and eclectic market cuisine, both regional and contemporary. No fixed menu here, since it changes every three weeks. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm and each plate shows work and technicality. The menu also offers a wide selection of wines to accompany each dish.
It is impossible not to mention the Montreal reference in terms of vegan cuisine. Restaurant Aux Vivres, located on Boulevard Saint-Laurent, offers fresh, organic, innovative and tasty dishes that will delight you whatever your diet is: tofu, tempeh, salads, vegetarian burgers and superfoods are on the menu. Don't forget to reserve!
India Rosa is a Resto-Bar with a magnificent décor that is both bohemian and contemporary. You can enjoy a variety of refined Indian appetizers and creative exotic cocktails, all served in a chic'n chill mode. Butter chicken, lamb madras or Indian pizzas made with naan bread dough are on the menu. Open every day from 11am to midnight, this place will charm you with their brunch formula as well as the extended 5 à 7.
We remain in the healthy and colourful trend with Sushi Momo, a cozy restaurant specializing in vegan sushi and Japanese cuisine located at the corner of Saint Denis and Sherbrooke streets. The menu is impressive and regularly updated with new creations that are both delicious and innovative. If you really can't do without salmon, there are options with meat and fish. A gluten-free menu is also available.
Located on Boulevard Saint-Laurent at avenue des Pins, Moishes has been offering delicious grilled meats for 80 years! This longevity is due not only to the constant quality of the cuisine but also to the respect of traditions. Moishes is enjoying a meal the old-fashioned way: comfortable chairs, white tablecloths, candles... which give a special taste to the delicious tartars, carpaccio, chops and patatoes.
Les Deux Gamins iis a Parisian bistro located on the pleasant pedestrian section of Prince Arthur Street. You can enjoy delicious classic French cuisine in an authentic and unpretentious setting. The staff is welcoming and the menu changes every week according to the season and market availability. Traditional onion soup, snails and meticulously prepared steak tartar alongside more trendy creations such as poached cod or ginger crème brulée.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, visit The Diperie on avenue Mont-Royal or avenue des Pins. Ice cream, cakes, dozens of choices of Belgian chocolate dips and toppings, milkshakes, cookie dough and even vegan options. Everything you need for a dream dessert and add colour to your Instagram!
The Quartier Général is a lively bistro serving French-inspired fine cuisine with Quebec products. Meat and fish are in the spotlight in simple and beautifully arranged dishes. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed, large windows illuminate the dining room which offers a view to the open kitchen. Definitely one of the best bring your own wine restaurants in Montreal.
Chez Victoire is a neighbourhood restaurant offering quality cuisine. A menu that is both rustic and refined changes each week, mainly local seasonal products all served in a retro and friendly style. Chez Victoire reunites people, because to try it is to like it!
The place to eat Poutine in the Plateau Mont-Royal is of course the Banquise which opened 50 years ago near Lafontaine Park. This friendly restaurant offers no less than 25 variants of the basic French fries-cheese-sauce: Italian, Mexican, Reggae, Savoyard, Pepper... Open 24hours, you can also accompany your choice with a good microbrewery beer.
Au Pied de Cochon, located on rue Duluth, offers an unpretentious local cuisine made with traditional Quebec ingredients in a friendly and warm atmosphere. Their "signature" dish is foie gras poutine: a gigantic lobe of foie gras over French fries cooked in duck fat, fresh cheese curds, all topped with foie gras sauce. The restaurant also offers an impressive selection of wines